OPEN CALL: Open international architectural competition for reconstruction of Railway Station, Central Station Square and Public transport terminal in Vilnius, Lithuania

Submission: May 31, 2021
Registration: May 31, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Vilnius city municipality, along side Lithuanian Railways (LTG), have just announced an open international architectural competition for reconstruction of railroad station , Central Station Square and conveyance terminal in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. Competition of such complexity, with the most important conveyance centre in Lithuania to be restructured, has been announced for the primary time ever. The competition task involves designing Vilnius railroad station complex, central station square and conveyance terminal.The competition was announced on 3rd of March 2021, its terms and documents were published within the Central Public Procurement data system (CVP IS) and therefore the Vilnius Connect project website.

The participants will need to create an iconic and globally recognizable international railroad station project, offer a conveyance service infrastructure that might represent Lithuania and Vilnius in compliance with the very best quality standards, form a beautiful station square, and offer a thought for a viable and connecting Station district urban centre.

Our goal is that a person who arrives by train or bus to the town immediately sees that it’s a vibrant city of the longer term , and once they step into the station square or street, they’re going to feel that the town is cozy, green, and galvanizing .

Projects for the reconstruction of stations within the world’s capital cities usually happen just one occasion during a century, so this is often a historic opportunity to define a vision for future generations. The partnership between the town and therefore the businesses for regeneration of the station district reflects our determination to open up previously closed industrial spaces for the town and to adapt them for the people. Here we would like to make such spaces that correspond to the simplest samples of Western European railway stations, and therefore the station wouldn’t only be a start or the top point of travel, but also a replacement attraction centre with leisure and repair spaces, comfortable connections for pedestrians, cyclists, and everybody choosing comfortable and eco-friendly trips by train.


Registration – until 31st of May, 2021
Questions and answers – until 24th of May, 2021
Submission deadline – 31st of May, 2021
Jury session – 7-11th of June 2021
Announcement of the results – June-July of 2021

Prizes: First prize – €50 000 (fifty thousand), second prize – €30 000 (thirty thousand), and third prize – €20 000 (twenty thousand). The participants in the fourth and the fifth places will receive prizes amounting to €10 000 (ten thousand) each.

The jury: the entries will be evaluated by the international Jury, consisting of 11 members. The majority of the Jury members are professional architects, urban planners, and landscape architects from Europe. Other jury members are representing Vilnius City Municipality and Lithuanian Railways (LTG).

Organizers: The international competition is initiated by LTG, which manages the railway network in Lithuania, LTG Infra and Vilnius City Municipality. The competition procedure is being organized by the Lithuanian Association of Architects and the consulting company Civitta.

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

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